"Mareunrol's collections are concept based where they designed clothes are very often accompanied by specially designed sets, scenography, video projections and installations, photography, i.e. any creative outputs, that can help to tell they story. They look for new mediums of presenting fashion and find new art disciplines that could be incorporated into the world of fashion design. This is why in mareunrol's shows it seems to be avant-garde, but in reality it's wearable fashion. They want to show an existing environment that is not always evident, though it's right under our noses, combine reality with the surreal feeling. For them it is very important that each detail has a purpose and a meaning and that mareunrol's clothes tell their own story and live their own lives"
That paragraph pretty much convinced me that attending their show much be a very imaginative experience. When I looked through their various collections, I realized that once you stripped away the props, the clothes themselves really weren't that avant garde. It certainly makes street fashion seem more intelligent and artistic than one would otherwise believe. I highly suggest visiting their site because it's the best one I've found all week and it's artistic street clothes. My eyes may mist over a little...
I can't do all the Latvian fashion service. I will have to refer you to fashion.lv (you can simply use Google Translator if you lack a knowledge of Latvian). I linked to the part of the site about Riga Fashion Week, where you can scroll through and look at the variety of designs. You can also look at the right side bar of the YouTube videos I link to in order to view more designers that I haven't featured. There's plenty to warrant several posts (some of the details are so clever!), but I'm only human. Enjoy your weekend!
*A note of thanks to this website for being an excellent reference for Latvian fashion.